This was one of those days! Have you ever had one where it just didn't go as planned? I had a solid plan for the day or did I?
My first sign that the plan wasn't going so well was my oversleeping by 15 minutes. This may not sound like a lot but my schedule runs tight. Now, the day is starting off rushed!! I managed to get myself out the door and to work on time. The day moved along and I knew in the back of my mind what my evening was going to look like or so i thought. It changed with the ring of the phone, my husband letting me know he wasn't going to do his end of kid pick up for the evening. Ugh....okay time to regroup.
I had to map out in my head what was going to be most productive of my time for everyone. Our 2 high schoolers needed to be picked up along with our 5th grader. The biggest caveat here is that we live in a traffic gridlock area. Deciding who to pick up first was going to be crucial to salvaging the evening. I took a deep breath and just went on my...
I just have to ask, do you have alot of emails? I mean a lot...like more than a thousand? That was me!!! I actually had over 10,000 emails, mostly JUNK!!!!! Every time I logged in it actually began to bother me. I kept thinking I needed to make time to go through them all. But, when was I going to have that kind of time? Even if I went through 50/day it was going to take me along time. There was an overwhelmingfeeling creeping in so I decided to do something about it. Guess what I did? I deleted them ALL!!!
I felt a little queasy at first but then I decided if there was anything truly important I would probably receive another email. My mind had tricked me to believe that I couldn't get rid of these emails because they might be needed. I did take out the newest emails that were pertinent and content related and moved them to a file. I couldn't go through them all so I had to prioritize. Figuring the more recent emails might be current information I would need was what...
Did you break your resolution? It is February and New Year's was at least a month ago! You did....I'm not surprised. 25 % of New Year's resolutions are broken in the first week alone. In 6 months over half of resolutions are broken. Do you know why???
1. You weren't really committed to it in the 1st place-
Maybe you felt pressured into making a resolution so you picked anything?
Maybe you thought you'd pick something popular like working out?
It seemed like a good idea at the time without planning how you would implement the change...
The bottom line is that without commitment or without conviction you are a rowboat in the water without oars! You have to really want this resolution in order to actually achieve success. It won't happen accidentally.
It's really 5 steps!!! So just picking a resolution only jumpstarts the process. We really believe if we ay our resolution it will happen. No, we'll end up feeling disappointed in...
So, I've been doing a little reading. Last week I read, Eat that frog by Brian Tracy. What a powerful read!!
This brings me to challenge myself and so I challenge YOU!
What three areas of you life could use improvement right now?
Seems like an abstract question at first but when we sit down and really think about it, it is POWEFUL!! So much of what we do is really not doing anything to help us, it is busy work or secondary to what we would like to achieve. The purpose of this question is to get you to take notice of where your focus would be better served. Channeling that focus is the secret to your success. Many of us would probably list finances, family and exercise as our top 3. If you have something different that is perfectly fine.
Of the 3 areas which is of the greatest importance to you?
This is the frog you must eat in order to accomplish everything else. So, maybe it is financial. In order...
"When your every thought and your every action is directed to your ultimate life goals, you become unstoppable and assured of great success and happiness." Robin Sharma
I listen to people all the time talk about their lack of motivation. I wonder if they really know what it means. It is the difference between thought and action. It's that inner fire that drives you to act! Some people have it, some have lost it temporarily and some people don't have it.
How do you get it????????
The answer lies in POSITIVITY!!!!
Think about how you feel when you are in a foul mood. You probably don't feel like doing anything. That's because your emotion has taken over and distracted you.
Positive thinking=Positive action=MOTIVATION
Happiness increases productivity. So, let's start thinking optimistically today! I'm not suggesting that optimism means you have to put on a fake smile, skip around singing happy songs because that would be....weird!
I am suggesting you begin by finding positive,...
Since we have now entered tax season (ugh!), I felt it would be useful to help you develop a paper trail. If you're like me, it can get totally out of hand!
Do you have a system? Does it allow you to easily find that particular document you need to fill out your taxes? For years, I was that person who walked into my accountant's office and always walked needing a missing document. (Grrr!) Then, I found a new one who gave me a wonderful checklist so I could actually come prepared. (what a novel idea!!)
I used the checklist I was given to set myself up for the next year because now I know exactly what I need as far as documents go. How exactly did I do it?
I started really basic. Are you ready for this? I started with a folder! I bet you thought I was going to say something so much fancier. I made it fancy by writing the tax year on the front of it! The important thing about the folder for me was keeping it in a central location, wherever the mail comes into your house....
In last week's post I talked to you about mentally de-cluttering yourself and this week I will be talking to you about physically de-cluttering. We expect a lot out of our bodies but never stop to think about how the body is being treated. It's not only athletes that need proper rest, food and workouts for top performance; we, the regular folk do too!
It all starts with SLEEP! To sleep or not to sleep that is the question for some of us. I hear you when you say, "I only need a few hours and then I am good!". To which I reply, sleep is essential whether you are 2 or 82. The question is whether you are "good" with only a few hours of sleep? Could you actually be better? Imagine, if you had a little more sleep how amazing you could really be? Sleep is that magical time when the body repairs itself from all of the abuse it faces all day long. Studies have shown that this is the only time our brain gets to rest. We all know that getting the right amount of sleep can make...
Fulfillment is that which we all desire but may not know we do. This comes from deep within your soul in. In order to create a life of genuine happiness we need to realize that beyond our skin, beyond our egos, beyond our accomplishments, job titles and relationships is our true self. It is multi-dimensional and pure.
It then become essential to sort out what fulfillment is between our ego and soul. The soul is pure and the ego is tainted which makes it easy to be misled. Here is an example:
Ego's idea of fulfillment: I measure myself by accomplishments
Soul's voice of fulfillment: I don't measure myself by any external standard
Do you see the difference? The soul is not about "me" or "I", unlike the ego.
I first read about this from Deepak Chopra and quickly identified the ego voice a lot in myself. What I also understood is that ego relies solely on the external which I can't control. It's about who likes me, what the people and things around me dictate. This is precisely...
Bet you have a lot on your mind- passwords, appointments, deadlines and whatever else you are trying to remember? It's really no wonder we forget things or feel all jumbled up inside. This can cause stress or agitation. In many instances it goes much deeper than the things listed above. There are so many different directions our minds get pulled in any given day.
I want to share with you how what I have done to clear out my mental clutter. What I am about to share has simplified my life. Every day isn't perfect but it is so much better. When I do have a moment or two of insanity, I am better able to cope and move on. Previously, I would've focused on it to the point of obsession with no positive gain.
The 1st thing I did was STOP! I stopped spinning myself into circles and sat down to figure out why I was doing this to myself. I came to the conclusion that if I was busy and juggling many different things then other women would be impressed! I actually thought impressing...
Welcome to my new site! It is truly fitting to share this with you on New Year's Day. Out with the old and in with the new...
This site has been redesigned to provide you with motivation and inspiration to living a more fulfilled self by starting on the inside. It will also have lots of information for improving your outside too. There is something for everyone.
In honor of New Year's and this first blog post on this site, I am starting aREVOLUTION. That's right, a REVOLUTION! Resolutions are so last year... I mean how many of us had made resolutions only to have forgotten what they were before the end of January?
I've included the pdf here so you can see how to join the REVOLUTION! I hope that you will encourage at least one person to join too. Let's see how big we can get this to be!!! I know I can count on YOU!!!!!!!!
Once you have the pdf, let me know in the comment section here if you are joining the REVOLUTION and who you have recruited to join with you.
2015 is going to be...